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SMITH, GENE Gene Smith of Darien, at rest on June 4. 1957 graduate of York High School, Elmhurst, Ill., former TWA aircraft mechanic, 31 years as corporate pilot for Sears Roebuck and Morgan Stanley flight departures. Member of US Army from 1962-1964. No services will be held. In the words of Ernest Gann, "His earthly wings are forever folded" Sign Guest Book at

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jun. 18, 2020.
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September 22, 2020
Gene was a great person and a better friend.
Ken Hickey
August 28, 2020
Gene was a gentleman and all around good guy who cared for family members. He was a long time friend of my husband, Thomas G. Riemer. They spent many a time shooting pool in our basement with their mutual friend Al. He joined Tom in heaven as he flew his last flight and “touched the face of God”.
Eunice Riemer
July 13, 2020
Gene, you surely will be missed. From our friend ship starting as classmates at the University of Illinois till the last few years where we kept in touch through the telephone. We just never seem to get together often enough but did have long telephone chats reminiscing about all those good times we had. Yes, you will be missed. So long good Buddy.
June 30, 2020
gonna miss you a lot gene. Especially on that golf course. No one hit it down the middle like you. You were a great friend, will never forget you. R.I.P gene
Jim cozzola
June 24, 2020
Gene was my very good friend and great travel-buddy! Together we visited every tourist attraction in Arizona one year and then all 5 National Parks in Utah a few years later. We corresponded often, telephoned frequently and saw one another every few years. I shall miss him terribly, but am very grateful to have had his friendship for the past 48 yrs.
Diane Kalas
June 17, 2020
Had some real wild HEARTS games in the break room at Sears hanger with Gene.He will be missed.
John Powers
June 17, 2020
All around good guy. My prayers are with his family.
Bob Soraparu
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